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Maybe it's not just the dabblers. I for one have seasons of harmonica. I'll be playing it pretty much everyday, but then school gets busy and it falls by the wayside. I've been playing for awhile, so I'm not a dabbler, but I'm certainly not high up the harmonica ladder yet. So I'd say, consolidating the dabblers but encouraging the others like me.
keep on harpsquealin'!
Thanks for your thoughtful replies!
It's funny because my blood pressure is quite low and I always come out with flying colors from medical checkups (had one recently). I'll look into it further to see if it is a normal condition. Vibrato does mask the issue very well and I use a lot being a former violin/fiddle player. It would be nice if I didn't have the problem but it wont deter me from continuing to play.
Welcome to the Harmonica. Right, a few days in, here is what you MUST do. Enjoy it. The rest follows.
If yo want some things to aim for I'll give you a brief list:
1. Get used to making noise through the harmonica - breathing in and out through it. DO NOT force any air, just breathe normally.
2. Start to focus on getting a clear single note either by pushing the harp as far into your mouth as possible and blocking off unused holes with your tongue (tongue blocking) or pushing the harp as far into your mouth as possible and puckering your lips to close off the surrounding holes (Lip blocking). This may take you a while. Goto the Lessons part of this site for some hints, but there are also plenty of lessons on Youtube.
3. Listen to music.
4. Find some basic tunes you like and learn them.
5. Be patient.
6. Take loads of breaks.
Good luck and welcome
Hi, just started learning the harmonica in the last couple days and found this site while looking for learning resources. thought this should be a good place to get info.
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Be Blues...And Jazz,
Suave Blues Man
Any views on above harmonica (Hohner CX12 Jazz). Considering buying one !
Sounds like it was a fun place to be. Definitely something to look forward to.
I agree Jack, it's thoughtful questions like yours that keep the site interesting--so keep them coming.
You know, if it really is your heartbeat that's bothering you, it's a pretty tricky problem to get rid of. You might try adding some vibrato to those longer notes with your diaphragm or hands.
Again I am here for that I forgot to say, I often play my Suzuki Melodica and already recorded an Indian song with my son(20). He is a Piano player, have been playing since last 12 years approx.
My Melodica is a very beautiful looking and nice sounding instrument. Apart from sound, I am very much obsessed about the instrument what I play that must be a good looking. That's why all my harps are good looking. Ha..ha..ha...
Have a nice day.
Saxophones can be quite expensive, ranging from beginner's saxophones, through to intermediate then onto advanced.
Not sure which Sax you would prefer, but a Tenor as a middle one in my local store ranges from about $1,300 (61,600 rupees) for a beginner's instrument, up to and beyond $10,000 (47,400 rupees) for the professional.
harmonica is easier to learn in some respects, but once you get to a certain standard I think they are comparable, because then it's all about how you use your instrument, not how much learning it to you to get there.
And, as you say, at the end of the day, it's all about the music. I know some players think they are better because they play a more difficult to learn instrument, but that's really their problem. It is just about the music.
I think Trumpet or Saxophone is harder to Learn than Harmonica.
Can you give an idea the price of a standard Sax? It seems to be expensive enough.
Be happy with your Trumpet. All
and above you are with the music.
Have a nice day.
Trumpet going well. I would advise people taking up another instrument but it's heavy work so don't. I already neglect the harp too much, though it is my go to instrument of choice. Trumpet also requires lots of music theory as well, so is daunting, though I learnt a lot at school so am ok with that.
First practice the scale of harp you have and than try any simple number in single octave on that particular scale. Hope the scale of harp you have is not too high. Eg. D, D# or F.....
Welcome to Hc. Please exchange your views on harp. What gener of song and type of harp you are playing? Andy says we haven't welcome you. Not at all my dear. Speak frankly about what in your mind. Need not to hesitate.
Andy, what about your Trumpet?